Jumla Rara Lake Treks & Bardia National Parks

  • Duration

    20 Days
  • Group Size

  • Tour Type

  • Location

  • Moderate

  • 5.0 Superb


Jumla & Rara lie in the remote Karnali region, north-west of Kathmandu. The region is made-up of long ridges covered with temperate forests and alpine pastures enclosing high valleys. Summer rainfall is low, but winter snow can be heavy and persistent. Since the region is fairly high and free from monsoon thunder-storms, the summer season is ideal for trekking. Winters are cold, but the autumn seasons trekking is rewarded with a profusion of alpine flowers




Arrive Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel

Kathmandu valley sightseeing

Kathmandu Sightseeing and trekking permit arrangements. O/N in Kathmandu.

Kathmandu - Nepalgunj O/N at Hotel

Nepalgunj - Jumla

Fly to Jumla. Jumla town is in a delightful valley and here are the highest limits of paddy cultivation. The town is the administrative headquarters of the entire Karnali zone and Jumla district.

Jumla - Danphe Langa

From Jumla there are two tracks to Rara. Normally people trek through lower route. The trail follows the Tila river, passing through fields and pine forest. Arrive Uthugaon, the trail ascends up the Gursini Khola valley. Arrive Padmara passing through a deep forest of pine, spruce and firs. The climb continues in forest over the pass at 3400m and descends to Danfelanga. Overnight stop at the other side of Danfelanga.

Danfelanga - Chautha

The trail descend passing through fir, birch, walnut and bamboo forest. After crossing a bridge we start to climb and arrive Bhara (classic Tibetan style village) and then descend to Chautha.

Chautha - Dhotu

The trail climbs to Gurchilanga pass ascending through forest with a few local teahouses and treeless meadow half way to the pass.

Dhotu - Rara lake (3040 m.)

It is a short, pleasant trek with fine views to the north. From Dhotu, take a trail turning West that traverses a steep north-facing slope. After crossing a stretch of fields, climb a small spur and descend to the stream. Cross the bridge and climb up to the hamlet of Jhari 2500m. It takes two hours to reach Jhari from Pina. From Jhari, ascend west along a ridge for about 700 meters to reach a low saddle in another two hours. The Large Rara lake is visible directly north of this saddle. From here, it is a pleasant descent to the meadows on the south side of the lake. The former village site of Rara (3040m.) on the north side is two hours walk along the western bank of the lake. Rara area was designated a National Park in 1975. There is much wild life, including acquiatic birds and rich forest around this large lake at a height of 2980 meters. One may spend a day or two in the Rara area. A more interesting return trip may be a different route

Rara Lake

Explore around Rara Lake and relaxing day.

Rara - Ghorasain (3271 m.)

After 15 minutes walk from Rara the trail ascends all the way to Gurchimara at 3710m. Then the trail descends to Gossain.

Ghorasain - Sinja (2438 m.)

A more interesting trail with better scenic views is to climb Lumsa. Arrive on the top and descend to Sinja the Thakuri village.

Sinja - Jaljala Chaur (3350m.)

Most of the trek is through forest of pine, birch and oak, as well as a few scattered houses and fields of barley and corn. Then the trail makes a steep climb to Jaljala chour.

Chere Chaur - Jumla

Keep climbing through forest to yet another meadow, just below the ridge at 3510m, then a pleasant descent to Jumla

Jumla Nepalgunj - Bardia National Park

Tharu village/culture tour

Bardia National Park

Whole day walking Safari to view and swim with Gangetic dolphins.

Bardia National Park

Exploration of tiger territory and Elephant-back safari.

Bardia - Nepalgunj - Kathmandu

Bird watching & Visit King Mahendra Trust “ Orphan Watch” programme.

Kathmandu to Nagarkot at 2300m. above sea level

This spot provides an excellent view of the huge Himalayan range, a lovely scenic spot. A spectacular view of the sunset, sunrise and Mount Everest can be seen on a clear day.

Nagarkot - Kathmandu

After breakfast drive to Bhaktapur, Patan and Kathmandu for your sightseeing tours. The Kathmandu Valley consists of three main cities of great historic and culture interest: Kathmandu, Lalitpur (Patan) and Bhaktapur. The valley covers an area of 218 sq. miles and is situated 1310m above sea level.

Kathmandu Free day on your own.

Departure transfer to Airport .

Tour Map

We are Recognized By

NEpal Government